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The Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) provides comprehensive and detailed information about the federal justice system's processing of criminal cases. The FJSP provides annual data on workload, activities, and outcomes associated with federal criminal cases. Information is acquired on all aspects of processing in the federal justice system, including arrests, prosecution decisions, referrals to magistrates, court dispositions, sentencing outcomes, sentence length, and time served. Seven stages of federal criminal case processing are within the scope of the FJSP, from arrest to incarceration and supervision of convicted offenders:

  • Arrest refers to the arrest of a suspect by a federal law enforcement agency.
  • Prosecution refers to the investigation of criminal matters.
  • Pretrial release includes the release and detention of defendants before adjudication.
  • Adjudication covers the criminal court proceedings through case disposition.
  • Sentencing covers sentences imposed on convicted defendants.
  • Appeals covers cases filed and terminated on appeals.
  • Corrections includes offenders under supervision (i.e., probation, supervised release, or parole) and offenders in prison.

The FJSP receives the source data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). See the Federal Justice Statistics series for data covering 2005 through 2006. For prior years, see the Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics series.

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Federal Justice Statistics, 2011 - Statistical Tables Provides annual data on workload, activities, and outcomes associated with federal criminal cases.
  PDF (2.7M) | ASCII file (65K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 67K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2012 - Statistical Tables Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  PDF (2.6M) | ASCII file (43K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 65K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2011–12 Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  PDF (3.7M) | ASCII file (59k) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 50K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2010 Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  PDF (4.3M) | ASCII file (67K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 183K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2010 - Statistical Tables Describes criminal case processing in the federal justice system, including arrest and booking through sentencing and corrections.
  PDF (3.5M) | ASCII file (87K) | Spreadsheets (Zip format 88K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Pretrial Release and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, 2008-2010 Presents findings on pretrial release and misconduct among defendants in federal district courts for the combined fiscal years 2008. 2009, and 2010.
  Press Release | PDF (756K) | ASCII file (33K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Spreadsheet 29K)

Immigration Offenders in the Federal Justice System, 2010 Presents data on criminal and civil immigration violations handled by the federal justice system over the last decade.
  Press Release | PDF (1.8M) | ASCII file (23K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 67K)

Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2008 Presents data from 73 federal law enforcement agencies that employed full-time officers with authority to make arrests and to carry a firearm while on duty.
  PDF (1M) | ASCII file (28K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 36K)
Part of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2009 - Statistical Tables Presents data on criminal and civil immigration violations handled by the federal justice system over the last decade.
  Press Release | PDF (1.2M) | ASCII file (23K) | Spreadsheets (Zip format 65K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2009 Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  Press Release | PDF (835K) | ASCII file (42K) | Spreadsheets (Zip format 36K)
Part of the Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics Series

Terms & Definitions

Drug possession Includes possession of an illegal drug, but excludes possession with intent to sell.
 
Drug trafficking Includes manufacturing, distributing, selling, smuggling, and possession with intent to sell.
 
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